Tensions flared at the end of the match between Roma and Monza. The details of what occurred between the two benches are only now becoming clear.
Following El Shaarawy’s decisive goal in the 90th minute, Roma manager José Mourinho turned to the Monza bench, led by Raffaele Palladino. Mourinho reportedly said, “You talked a lot before, now you cry.”
Mourinho’s comment was apparently a response to Palladino’s complaints about Roma players time-wasting after gaining a lead.
The referee decided Mourinho’s conduct warranted an expulsion. The ‘Special One’ was promptly sent off.